Tesla Cybertruck Will Be the Death of Traditional Auto Pickup Trucks!

Classic pickup trucks have been wiped out by Tesla, according to Dave Lee. The Cybertruck design is so much superior to any other pickup truck design that it is almost unavoidable that the traditional pickup truck will die a slow death. Let us take a closer look at what he has to say about it.

Since Tesla’s Cybertruck is their most innovative vehicle design yet, any other firm will have a tough time emulating its design. In a recent interview, Tesla’s principal designer discussed the Cybertruck: “It is a return to the fundamentals. Is a pickup vehicle what you are looking for? Do you have any ideas? What would you look for if you arrived from Mars?”

A strong vehicle that is hard to damage or break would benefit from a thick layer of armor plate on the exterior that is immune to gunshots and can be driven into trees without fear of scratching.

Because you do not have to paint stainless steel, you utilize it. Scratches will not stick to stainless steel. Saving money and time by not having to paint is a huge benefit.

Having no blemishes saves money and maintains a fresh appearance. Rust will not occur because of the stainless steel. How do you make stainless steel, which is very hard?

It is impossible to carry out in a conventional manner. The stainless steel will be manufactured in a manner that only Tesla can do, and that will become part of Cybertruck’s identity.

Stainless steel planar sheets can only bend in a single direction. The Cybertruck will be guided by the notion of bending in one direction.

Elon Musk on the Tesla Cybertruck

The Tesla Cybertruck, according to Elon Musk, will be Tesla’s greatest product ever. Given Model Y’s fame, this is quite an accomplishment.

Affordability, according to him, is just as important as creating something that people want, since if something isn’t, then they will not purchase it.

Despite Cybertruck’s amazing technological capabilities, Elon is more concerned with keeping the price point reasonable. He also notes that, aspirationally, we would want Cybertruck to reach at least 400 thousand cars every year in terms of just a rough order of magnitude. However, it will take some time for us to get there.

Tesla and Elon Musk believe they have “cracked the nut” on what a pickup truck should be, and they are right. Is there a reason why a pickup truck has paint on its body? A pickup truck’s fundamental architecture is wrong.

The outside should be armor-plated, should not it? Stainless steel might be used for both the outside skin and the inside components. It is because of this that pick-up trucks are durable.

This vehicle will be the hardest ever manufactured, and it will not even be close. All other pickups will seem flimsy and unreliable in comparison.

If Tesla Cybertruck is any indication, this is a new age for pickup trucks and the tide is about to shift. For other automakers to compete with Tesla’s Cybertruck, they will have an uphill battle.

Is There Room for Other Automakers?

Others in the auto industry are not aware that Tesla’s Cybertruck is going to be a tremendous success. In contrast, some automakers are focused on enhancing their current pickup trucks with electric power.

This also reveals that they have paid off their ICE cars’ debts. Legacy automakers, however, are not making any modifications to their pickup trucks.

The Tesla Cybertruck is impenetrable to dents, scratches, or even bullets. Known as “Ford Tough,” Ford vehicles are engineered to last. Other car companies may easily develop their own version of the Cybertruck. Since making a Cybertruck will be very challenging. Nothing worthwhile comes for free.

A mass-produced automobile made of stainless steel will be the result of hundreds of procedures and methods developed by Tesla. They will be able to build more vehicles with the same level of protection and sturdiness now that they have reached this significant milestone. The Cybertruck, on the other hand, is set to break new ground in the automotive industry.

If the Cybertruck succeeds, it might be the last nail in the coffin for conventional pickup truck manufacturers. In comparison to Tesla’s new Cybertruck, all existing pickup trucks will seem frail, feeble, and irrelevant.

Are pickup trucks going to be extinct because of Tesla’s Cybertruck? In order to compete with the Cybertruck, how will other manufacturers upgrade their trucks?

Written by Alex Bruno

Freelance space writer Alex Bruno specializes in covering China's quickly expanding space industry. In 2021, he started writing for SpaceXMania. He also contributes to publications including SpaceNews, IEEE Spectrum, National Geographic, Sky & Telescope, and New Scientist. When Alex was a small child, he first experienced the space bug after seeing Voyager photographs of alien planets in our solar system. When not in space, Alex likes to go trail jogging in the Finnish countryside.

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